The Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) reports that a concealed carry permit holder shot and killed an armed alleged carjacker around 5:50 a.m. Monday morning.
The incident occurred near the Milwaukee Machine Tool Corporation
According to Fox 6, police indicated the suspect, “identified as 21-year-old Carlos Martin, was shot and killed when he attempted to rob a man, 24.”
MPD Captain Andra Williams noted that carjackings and automobile thefts are “out of hand,” and he hopes Martin’s death might lead others to rethink their behavior.
Williams said, “This is the worst thing that could possibly happen to someone. This should be a wake-up call to everyone in the community that this is not a game. This is very serious.”
Alderman Cavalier Johnson represents the neighborhood in which the failed carjacking occurred. Fox News quoted Johnson saying, “That young man didn’t have to die today. He didn’t have to lose his life, but he made a bad decision and he did.”
He added, “This isn’t a game. This isn’t live-action ‘Grand Theft Auto.’ You don’t respawn after you’re dead.”
On January 12, 2017, the New York Times editorial board wrote against expanding the opportunities for citizens to be armed for self-defense. The paper claimed, “The grim truth is that concealed-carry permit holders are rarely involved in stopping crime.”
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